Energy exchange processes in erbium-doped fluoride glasses

Bogdanov, Valentin Kanchev (1999) Energy exchange processes in erbium-doped fluoride glasses. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


In recent years there has been considerable interest in cross relaxation processes between ions in rare earth doped glasses and crystals. In particular interest has focused on diode-pumped lasers and optical waveguide amplifiers based on rare earth ions. This thesis is concerned with developing a model, which can explain the population and depopulation processes which are responsible for the spectroscopic behaviour of Er3+ ions in fluoride glass materials. The model particularly concentrates on Er3+ :ZB(L)AN glasses with very heavy Er3+ doping levels. Under these circumstances the energy level dynamics can be dominated by non-linear multiple-ion cross relaxation processes.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0205 Optical Physics
Historical > FOR Classification > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords energy, fluoride glass, spectroscopic measurement, laser, optics, crystals, ions
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